Juanita Bardin Forrester
Juanita Bardin Forrester, 85, of Coolidge, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, in Mexia. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Juanita was born June 13, 1928, in Oletha, to David Samuel and Myrtle Melissa Sills Bardin. She married Billy Smithey Forrester on Jan. 20, 1948. She retired from the First State Bank in Coolidge after 36 years of service.
Juanita loved her family; they were her world. She was an avid reader, she loved books. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, cooking, canning and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Juanita is survived by her sister, Ruby Jewell Hodges, of Coolidge; five children, Barbara Forrester Schreiber and husband Bill, of Tyler, Molly Forrester Keys and husband Jerry, of Mexia, Rebecca Ann Forrester, of Waco, Sarah Forrester Talley, of Coolidge, and Billy David Forrester, of Mexia; 11 grandchildren, Laura Keys, Suzi Keys Wilson, Jason Balser, Clay Balser, Amy Moffett Medic, Eric Moffett, Aaron Forrester, Elizabeth Forrester, Joseph Forrester, Robyn Talley and Emily Talley; eight great-grandchildren, Sophia Keys, Cassie Keys, Rachel Balser, Hannah Balser, Katelyn Balser, Samantha Balser, April Watson and Juan Corlas Cuvas; and one great-great-granddaughter, Chloe Nicole Watson.
Pallbearers were Eric Moffett, Jason Balser, Clay Balser, Joseph Forrester, Bill Schreiber, Jerry Keys, Lorenzo Rogers, Frank Wilson and J.R. Allen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coolidge ISD libraries, the high school band or the Coolidge Cemetery Association.
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